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Thread: Miles put on non-daily drivers per year

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Va. Beach,Va.

    Miles put on non-daily drivers per year

    I'm getting ready to get my car inspected this month and I looked on last years inspection sheet and I've put less than 300 miles on my car since Feb. 2016. I'm curious to how many miles others put on their non-daily driver SC's in a year.
    SCCOA Member #2406
    '94 SC AUTO - 2.3 Whipple
    '90 SC AUTO - Bone Stock

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    that all depends...

    Quote Originally Posted by nickleman60 View Post
    I'm getting ready to get my car inspected this month and I looked on last years inspection sheet and I've put less than 300 miles on my car since Feb. 2016. I'm curious to how many miles others put on their non-daily driver SC's in a year.
    I have some stuff that never left the garage last year.. If I get busy I don't take everything out for a ride. I guess I am the exception as I got a few toys and never a lot of time to play with them... Some times I get yelled at for having too many, but oh well, it keeps me out of the bars and in the Rich
    Too many cars,too little time to drive them. Anything less than 500 cubes is a small block. If you slow down in life you will get run over..

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Tidewater area, Virginia
    I force myself to put about 100 miles a month on Y2K TBRD. Took a couple of in state trips that added about 1000 more, so about 2000 last year. The more I drive it, the better it runs
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    95 5spd Pearl White SC, "Millennium TBird" (erst Dr. Jekyll)
    95 Automatic Red SC

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    West Milford, NJ
    I'm guilty of not driving the SC enough, especially since I got my Mark in 2010.

    Quick rundown... since I bought the car in 1999 I've put 24k miles on it; and the first year of that it was my daily so figure 10K right there.

    I attached a snip of all the fill ups since I've been tracking it on Fuelly. If I didn't bring it to Carlisle in '14 and '15 that number would be scary low.

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    1990 SC 5 speed, 155K - 14.53@98.66mph
    1998 Mark VIII LSC, 107K - 15.02@92.93mph
    2003 Taurus SEL 24V, 211K
    2005 Explorer Limited 4.6L, 131K
    2008 Honda VFR800 V4 VTEC, 7k

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Last few years it hasn't been on the road more than 50 miles due to building than rebuilding stuff. This year I hope to change that and drive it more. Probably still not drive it more than 200 to 300 miles a year as it is just a toy for me


    93 SC Whipple powered 11.648 @ 119.6
    Twin Turbo, air intercooled..yet to see

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Woodbridge, VA
    About 2k last year for SCARlet.
    SCCoA Member #1826
    Bettie Riding jack stands
    SCARlit on drag duty now

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    St. Louis, MO
    Pretty sure I put about 1000 miles on my 92. That will at least double this year since I'm doing the Hot Rod Power Tour again.

    The Anniversary had about 200 miles
    My 95 was neglected this year...less than 30 miles
    Kurt K (e-mail)
    SCCoA Member #: 443
    '92 SC AOD -- 11.521s @ 116.748mph, 2.0 AR power
    . . . . . . . . . -- 13.547s @ 101.01 mph, only w/ bolt-ons
    '95 SC 5spd -- All Stock, except 17" Simmons wheels.
    '90 SC 35th Anny 5spd -- 3rd owner, 16k miles
    2 '89 XR7 5spd's -- on their way out, really!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    I make sure to use both cars at least a couple of times a month, weather permitting. Weekend type driving mostly. If you aren't going to drive them what's the point of having them? And since I do a couple of long distance trips each year, the Shoot Out and Summer Blast for example, I generally average about 2000 miles on the '95. I drive the'94 more frequently, using it on weekends with the occasional weekday night out, and I put about 4000 miles on that each year.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Imperial, MO (near St. Louis)
    I put between 1,000 to 1,500 miles a year on the Coug, and about 30k split relatively evenly between three other vehicles. Weather permitting, I get the car out at least a couple times a week. I plan on doing a few legs of the Power Tour this year, so it'll be more like 3k miles this year.
    Last edited by racecougar; 02-04-2017 at 10:27 PM.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Ventura, CA
    About 37,000 on the SC over the past 10 years.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Paoli Indiana
    I usually put about 1200/1500 on my sc a year and Iput 36k on my fusion and 12k on my truck in 2016
    With a big whopping 0 miles on the cobra.
    93 SC Red Aod 4.2/2.3lwhipple 422rwhp 11.360
    2013 Shootout Bracket ET First Place
    2015 Shootout Car Show Honerable Mention
    2016 Shootout Mod-1 First Place
    2018 Shootout Pro Street Runner Up
    Coming soon new motor 2300 TVS etc..
    90 35th aod stock, 90 5 speed Bolton Build in progress

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    I average about 1600 miles per year on my SC. Id like to do more, but i can't stop "making it better!" I think it might get more miles this year.
    Any idiot can make a Mustang fast...
    It takes a special idiot to make a Thunderbird fast!!!
    89 SC 4.3 stroker 384rwhp 473ftlbs
    Best ET 13.085 Best MPH 106.6... got some work to do!
    2016 V6 M90 Dyno Champ 2016 Mod 1 Runner Up

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Madison, Ohio
    I think I get about 2500/yr on my various SC's. I never get to go anywhere in them though so that is kind of self defeating. I don't try not to put miles on them, I just don't drive them that much. I don't have any low mileage ones, so it's kind of like I want to put miles on them but I can't seem to manage. lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Miller View Post
    Ya thats why i tape mine down. People think its bc i dont have a moonroof seal (which is true) but its really to keep my roof from ripping off .
    Email me here.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Greensboro NC


    I'm hoping to put many on mine this year. Engine is at the machine shop for some slight prep work. I look forward to having her on the road within two weeks.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    I drive my Sc unless pulling a trailer from about April to October pending weather(snow/salt) id guess about 10-12k last year.

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